Thread: Linux directory question

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    Linux directory question

    Heya, I've been toying about with SDL lately, and in my self-testing, I've written a program for displaying an image file in a window. So far, I've made a version that keeps the image file in the same directory as the executable as well as one that seeks it in another directory, but my big question is simply this: How can I have it search a directory contained within the current user's folder? The actual directory I'm trying to search would be /Home/username/.directory/file and I have little to no idea how to get this to work, or really if it is even possible. I hope someone can answer this... @_@;

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    Look at getenv() to get the HOME environment variable.

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    You may be able to use the getenv() function to get the "HOME" directory and then search from there.


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